6 Things You Need To Know Today – July 27, 2016

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  1. ‘If You’re Being Arrested, Dont Fight The Police’. Assistant Commissioner of Police Norman Heywood is of the view that the manner in which Jamaicans are socialised is what usually causes them to resist arrest by the police…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Pension Bombshell. Auditor General Pamela Monroe Ellis is reporting that a senior officer who worked with the Port Authority of Jamaica has received three pension benefits, including a “golden handshake” valued at more than $100 million, in addition to gratuity amounting to $31.33 million covering the contract period November 2004 to October 2013…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Fire Near Parliament Caused Adjournment Of Sitting. At least one lawmaker says a fire near Gordon House – Jamaica’s Parliament building – yesterday should be a wake-up call to the authorities, especially the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS), to revisit systems of response to sensitive locations…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. PM Says Compulsory Education A Priority. Prime Minister Andrew Holness has reiterated the Government’s objective to make education compulsory for children three to 18 years old…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Tax Plan Sends Confidence Soaring – Latest Consumer Confidence Survey Defies Trend. The prospects for the economy are at record levels, according to the latest surveys of business and consumer confidence released on Tuesday. Don Anderson, the head of the firm that conducts the surveys, said consumer confidence remains high due in part to election promises which are now beginning to materialise…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Sport Needs Me To Win – Bolt. Whatever controversy is raging in the Olympic world, there’s one constant: Usain Bolt’s bravado and self-confidence. It’s what is expected from the world’s fastest man and greatest showman…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com